VERONA (WKOW) --- Verona Police say they received multiple calls overnight for bear sightings.
The first call was on Thursday around 4 a.m. when a resident on Jenna Drive looked out her window to see a bear by her bird feeder.
The second report was Thursday after 10 p.m. when residents say they saw the black bear on Nine Mound Road. Sgt. Dart of Verona Police located the bear walking on the Military Ridge bike trail on Paoli Street.
DNR officials responded and saw the bear in a tree. They identified it as a male adult black bear weighing about 150 pounds.
Officials decided to leave the bear as he was not posing a threat to the public.
Then another resident reported seeing the bear Thursday morning around 12:13 a.m. near St. Andrews Church.
Verona Police ask anyone who sees the bear to call them at 845-7623.
VERONA (WKOW) --- DNR officials tell us residents in Verona reported seeing a bear Thursday night. Greg Matthews with the DNR says they did not see the bear, but was told by witnesses it wandered off.
The DNR has also been told of sightings from residents in Watertown earlier in the week. There are some reports of a bear being seen Thursday in Waunakee as well which would mean the bear in Verona would not be the same one that is being spotted in Waunakee.
DNR reminds residents to leave the bears alone if you see one and they will move on.
In May a black bear visited a Waunakee neighborhood. See story here.
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